Dorothy Fay Avery

Dorothy Fay Garrett Avery, 86, of El Dorado, AR; passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Hudson Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

Born on January 26, 1926 in Blevins, AR; she was the daughter of Olvy and Otha Dale Smith Garrett. A homemaker, Dorothy was an active member for 57 years at St. Mark United Methodist Church, she was a member of United Methodist Women and taught Sunday School and Bible School. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She had worked briefly at First National Bank and Woolco.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Gay Sallee, and her husband of 65 years, Alton Avery.

Survivors are four sons Alan Avery and Joe Avery and wife Marilyn all of El Dorado, Ted Avery and wife Rose of White Hall, AR, and Glen Avery and wife Elizabeth of Silsbee, TX; sisters Helen Cofer of Dechard, TN, Eleene Shay of Austin, TX, and Euna Mae Sheppard of Troy, MO; along with her grandchildren Shane Avery, Jason Avery both of Silsbee, TX, Jeff Avery of Norphlet, AR, Jessica Dumas of El Dorado, Amber Avery and Rachel Avery both of White Hall, AR and eight Great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at St. Mark United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Proctor officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Young’s Funeral Directors Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial may be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church 2010 W Hillsboro Street, El Dorado, AR 71730.

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  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Suzanne Herrington RIddle

November 17, 2012

Alan -

So sorry to hear about your mom. I don't know if you remember me from Vantreese, but I remember you.

As it turns out we buried our mothers on the same day. I finally looked at the obituaries in the El Do paper after I returned home and your mom's obituary was there too!

Just know that you are in my prayers!

Bill and Debbie Kelley

October 30, 2012

Joe, I pray that"the peace of God that passes all understanding will abide with you".

Elaine Primm

October 30, 2012

Joe, My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. God Bless.

Carol Lachut

October 29, 2012

May beautiful memories of your mother sustain you, and may you be comforted by the thoughts and compassion of others who are sharing this sorrow with you.

Dorothy will certainly be missed, as she had such a warm and caring spirit. We loved looking at the pictures that were posted on this website. We have lots of fun memories of the whole family from over the years, expecially of Ted and our son Scott's boy scout days.

Dorothy and Alton have a wonderful family to carry on their legacy.

Peaceful Blessings,
Carol & Al Lachut
4314 West Hillsboro
El Dorado, AR 71730

Steve Cagle

October 29, 2012

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.